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Clooney Restaurant

33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
+64 9 3581702
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Ranked #2 of 1,318 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $90
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: In October 2006 owner Tony Stewart in collaboration with Fearon Hay Architects transformed a derelict warehouse space into a spectacular dining room, creating a completely unique dining experience. The beautiful restaurant once only a concrete frame and block work warehouse, has been reinterpreted to showcase how a marriage of materials comes together to create one harmonious restaurant and bar space. The curvaceous forms, luxurious fabrics and fine textures complete the design and create a space that is sophisticated, sleek and elegant. Design elements complement each other without the need to conceal. The space and materials communicate this to each other and complete the design without overpowering one or the other. All design elements come together evoking a feeling of belongingness while providing intimacy within a magnificent interior.The food, like the design is classic yet undeniably modern.Chef Harris’ cuisine melds the tradition of classical with a contempory approach to ingredients and technique, showing clever techniques and use of ingredients used to stimulate the palate and the memory rather than confuse the mind.The flavours are clean, precise and modern, his dishes are continually in progress, reflecting seasonality, inspiration and evolution.Numerous awards over the past six years have sung the praises of Clooney and their consistency to outstanding cuisine, service and dining experience.Clooney restaurant is located in Freemans Bay Auckland, New Zealand, is owned by Tony Stewart and was designed by Fearon Hay Architects. A relaxed but dynamic dining experience that’s deeply rooted within Auckland’s progressive dining scene.
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Had lovely 7 course menu and accompanying wine match. Sublime and loved the ambience together with outstanding service.

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Porirua, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Clooney to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Provided with a complimentary celebratory champagne we had already decided we would have the 7 course tasting menu option with matching wines. Having previously experienced top class degustation dinners in New Zealand and Sydney I can happily say that the especially the menu selection and wine match was as good if... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The missus and I frequented this fine establishment for my wife’s birthday. The décor is cool, industrial and slick. We decided on the tasting menu – 7 courses of delightfulness, everything so lush and pretty. Not too harsh on the wallet either $150 per person, for the quality I thought this was great. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Clooney's is more than "just food", it's the atmosphere and the resturant decor as well. We had the five course tasting menu which was a food journey. Modern, sophisticate, and elegantly presented the food was a mix of favour, texture and complexity. It was absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable, although at times I struggled to hear what I was... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We went to Clooney for dinner to celebrate my husbands 50th birthday and our wedding anniversary so I really wanted it to be perfect - and it was! From the minute we entered the place it was fantastic. The restaurnat is so stylish, and sophisticated but not at all snooty so it feels very comfortable and we had a lovely... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Our friends are world travellers and love their food, so on their visit to Auckland we wanted them to experience modern New Zealand cuisine. Our meals were beautiful, innovative, tasty and very special. Our friends commented that the scampi entrée was 'one of the best dishes ever eaten'. the service was friendly and knowledgeable but not intrusive, the wine list... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We had a great diner at Clooney while visiting NZ... First the décoration and atmosphere of the place is great.. We had a very nice table (round table with a dash of intimacy with rain curtains) really cool. The service was perfect too. We took the 5 courses menu and were especially amazed by the sashimi king fish, the duck... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Being disappointed that the French Cafe being shut for the festive season, I went to Clooney's instead. The degustation menu was amazing, innovative, fresh and a real journey for the senses. The wine matching was as enjoyable as the food and made it a real special occasion. Highly recommend.

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Chagford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We took two of our Kiwi friends to dinner here - they were critical foodies as we were. We could not fault the 7 course tasting menu and the service. The matching wines were exquisite and complemented the food exceptionally well. My only criticism is that the decor chosen to convert the warehouse was extremely dark and was devoid of... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

During a 4 day trip to Auckland my wife and I tried 3 different Gastronomy restaurants and this was the only one I would recommend. Food was delicious, our senses were excited in ways we never imagined, the ambiance was perfect and the service impeccable.

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Address: 33 Sale Street | Freeman's Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9 3581702
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
Average Prices: USD 0 - 90

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